R-Urban

Wick Curiosity Shop

The Collection

P£ANK

What:

Publication

When:

Spring 2014

Where:

Swan Wharf
60 Dace Road
Fish Island
London
E3 2NG

Who:

PLANK is an easy to assemble furniture system using scaffolding boards and timber pallets - two readily available materials which can easily be re-used, often at no cost.

PLANK tries to be economical with the material used and the labour invested in making the pieces. It is inspired by Enzo Mari's 'Autoprogettazione' principles developed in the 1970s. Mari wanted to produce 'superior quality, functional furniture from ubiquitous materials in your own home', conceived in reaction to the glut of mass produced furniture around at the time.

PLANK was prototyped in collaboration with Swan Wharf - a temporary studio and events space taking shape in Hackney Wick, East London. The plank prototypes were produced in exchange for space at Swan Wharf to house the R-Urban Wick tool library, a new local resource to borrow tools and exchanges skills and knowledge about making.

www.r-urban-tools.net

PLANK was produced using a circular saw and an electric screwdriver.

Click here to download the PLANK pdf document